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 Post subject: What do these tests involve?Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:08 pm

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DS is sitting a pre-test for a very selective school for entry in 2014 to keep options open for him - if he gets in of course! Here is a quote from the admissions department:

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The written test has two sections, each lasting ten minutes. The first deals with words, the second with numbers and codes. No specific preparation can be made for these verbal and numerical reasoning tests.

I'm a bit confused as to what can be tested for in such a short time frame and what numerical reasoning tests mean. Is that NVR or something different? Is it a maths test, and what type and how should I go about preparing him for it. The test is only in a few weeks so cutting it fine!

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 Post subject: Re: What do these tests involve?Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:03 am

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I suspect they don't want people preparing for it - these are very short tests - presumably will try and fit in quite a few questions in a short space of time to see how they think

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 Post subject: Re: What do these tests involve?Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:33 pm

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hermanmunster wrote:
I suspect they don't want people preparing for it - these are very short tests - presumably will try and fit in quite a few questions in a short space of time to see how they think

That's the problem - when my son starts thinking, he's there for a while!

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 Post subject: Re: What do these tests involve?Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:10 pm

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I'm sure someone will come along and advise you, but as to type of tests:

VR = Verbal Reasoning (tests language skills, i.e. words)
NR = Numerical Reasoning (tests analytical skills, i.e. maths)
NVR = Non-Verbal Reasoning (tests logical skills, i.e. shapes/patterns)

When I was involved in management recruitment, the three types of tests were used to ascertain candidates strengths/thinking, i.e. verbal, mathematical, logical brain!

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